Hailing from the heart of Downtown Plymouth, MA, Bright & Dark is a brand new original band formed by two friends who first played music together when they were 17. Mike Mazurkiewicz and Katlyn Evans met during their senior year at Marshfield High School and have kicked around the idea of forming an original rock band inspired by the likes of Paramore, PVRIS, and Circa Survive for almost ten years. While in the audience of a show this past March 2019 put on by local bands “The Quins” and “Bruvs”, they made a pact to stop dragging their feet and finally start the band that was shortly thereafter named Bright & Dark.
The name of the band was inspired by their combined writing style, as they have songs in dark-sounding keys with uplifting lyrics, songs in uplifting keys with dark/deep lyrics, and some that are a mix of both. Their writing is inspired by raw life experiences, societal stress and honesty. They refuse to limit their musical explorations to a certain genre, but they feel their music touches on Pop Rock, Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore & more.
Mike and Kat’s complimentary skillsets have allowed them to release their first single, “Diverge”, and subsequent debut EP, “Return to Sender”, with very little outside help. Mike single-handedly created all of their demos and mixed and mastered the EP, in addition to co-writing and playing both guitar and bass on all of the tracks. Kat, a self-employed creative professional, created their visual identity, apparel, album artwork and studio videos, in addition to singing, writing, and playing guitar on the tracks. The two brought in Alex Kouvaris of “Quiet Like A Theif” to co-write and record drums for the EP.
Their current and future plans include a music video release with Revelry Studios in October, an acoustic EP of all new songs this winter, duo acoustic cover and original shows, hunting for bandmates to join on bass and drums, and eventually, full-band original shows.
“Diverge” (single) is now available on:
• Amazon Music
• Google Play
• & More
”Return To Sender” EP
COMING SEPTEMBER 2019